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Do you feel like you're running on empty when taking care of your own family and your parents at the same time? Your health is vital too. If you're in the Richmond Virginia area, don't run on empty ...

Do you feel like you're running on empty when taking care of your own family and your parents at the same time? Your health is vital too. If you're in the Richmond Virginia area, don't run on empty -- call Home Instead Senior Care of Richmond, Virginia -- instead.

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Senior Care and Family Care Giving in Richmond VA: Running on Empty Senior Care and Family Care Giving in Richmond VA: Running on Empty Presentation Transcript

  • “ Running on Empty”: The Stresses of Family Caregiving “ Running on Empty”: The Stresses of Family Caregiving
    • One in four Americans serves as a family caregiver—a role that brings with it significant rewards and equally significant challenges.
    Family Caregiving “ Running on Empty”: The Stresses of Family Caregiving
    • A recent survey of family caregivers done via the Home Instead Senior Care Web site www.caregiverstress.com indicated that 76 percent of respondents reported their aging loved one’s needs were “overwhelming.”
    Some Recent Statistics “ Running on Empty”: The Stresses of Family Caregiving
  • Some Recent Statistics (cont.)
    • Here’s more information from the same Home Instead Senior Care survey:
    • 91 percent of respondents said they have episodes of feeling anxious or irritable;
    • 73 percent have disturbed sleep patterns; and,
    • 56 percent seem to become ill more frequently.
    “ Running on Empty”: The Stresses of Family Caregiving
  • More Research
    • In 2006, the National Association of Social Workers and the New York Academy of Medicine surveyed more than 1,100 female family caregivers and members of the “Sandwich Generation”:
    • 60 percent said they had difficulty managing stress; and,
    • 34 percent said they worried “a great deal” about having enough time for their families.
    “ Running on Empty”: The Stresses of Family Caregiving
  • We Can Help
    • Our Home Instead Senior Care franchise is a great resource for family caregivers who need support and assistance. We employ CAREGivers to go into seniors’ homes or care communities and provide them with various non-medical services.
    “ Running on Empty”: The Stresses of Family Caregiving
    • These services—such as companionship, meal preparation, light housekeeping, medication reminders, shopping and errands—also help provide a respite for weary family caregivers.
    We Can Help (cont.) “ Running on Empty”: The Stresses of Family Caregiving
  • Taking Care of Yourself
    • If you are a family caregiver, you MUST take care of yourself. Some tips:
    • Work out
    • Meditate
    • Take a break
    • Eat well
    “ Running on Empty”: The Stresses of Family Caregiving
  • Taking Care of Yourself (cont.)
    • Attend to your medical needs
    • Indulge yourself occasionally
    • Find support
    “ Running on Empty”: The Stresses of Family Caregiving
    • If you’d like to learn more about our services, or if you’re interested in employment as a Home Instead CAREGiver, please contact my office—a local, independently owned and operated Home Instead Senior Care ® franchise.
    “ Running on Empty”: The Stresses of Family Caregiving
  • Questions ? Contact Teresa or Torsten Steinfatt, Home Instead Senior Care of Richmond, Virginia 804.527.1100 “ Running on Empty”: The Stresses of Family Caregiving
  • Thank You! “ Running on Empty”: The Stresses of Family Caregiving